Essential Oil Spotlight: Fennel

  Fennel is one of my all-time favorite oils. Historically, Roman warriors were said to have consumed fennel to make them strong and ready for battle. Many new mothers rely on fennel to help support their new born production needs; one or two drops in a TBS of coconut oil, applied around the breast (avoid […]

Essential Oil Spotlight: Eucalyptus

Growing up in the mountains of Southern California, every morning I was greeted with the crisp, cool scent of eucalyptus from the trees that lined the streets of my little town. Now that we live more than 1,000 miles away, I no longer have such luxuries. Fortunately, we do have ready access to the crisp, […]

Beat the Heat Spray

Beat the Heat Spray

  Boy oh boy has this week ever been a hot one??? And then Sunday night the unthinkable happened…out Air Conditioner went out! The longest day of the year, the hottest one to this point, we were without the one luxury that keeps us, our children and our pets comfortable. Fortunately, we had our essential […]

Essential Oil Spotlight: Douglas Fir

Essential Oil Spotlight: Douglas Fir

Oh boy…what can I say about this oil? Christmas in a bottle, Douglas Fir Essential Oil is derived from the forests of New Zealand where it is a highly invasive species threatening the country’s ecosystem. Because of this, the harvesting and using of these trees for essential oil is actually helping to combat the negative […]

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen

With all of the news floating around about how harmful sunscreen can be, it should come as no surprise that conventional sunscreens can be filled with harmful chemicals and toxins, so many people are seeking to make their own. This recipe comes from my new eBook, Essential Oils for the Summer and Beyond. With more […]

Essential Oil Spotlight: Cypress

Essential Oil Spotlight: Cypress

So much more than just a lovely evergreen to use in your yard, when the leaves are steam distilled, Cypress Essential Oil is a powerful source of much relief. Used aromatically, Cypress Essential Oil can promote vitality and energy. We like to use this in our diffuser with Lime Essential Oil for a lovely and […]

Essential Oil Spotlight: Coriander

Essential Oil Spotlight: Coriander

  You may know that Coriander is the seed of Cilantro, but just as it is with these two plant components, the essential oils have remarkably different fragrances and applications. Where Cilantro may be spicy in nature, Coriander has a warm but almost citrusy scent. Coriander Essential Oil can be used in place of Coriander […]

Essential Oil Spotlight: Clove

Essential Oil Spotlight: Clove

  Recently, a friend of mine shared that her daughter’s boyfriend had told her she smelled as good as a holiday ham! Weird compliment, right? As I read further, it became clear that her daughter had been using Clove Essential Oil along her gum line for a soothing effect. Seriously powerful stuff…this is worth receiving […]

Essential Oil Spotlight: Clary Sage

Essential Oil Spotlight: Clary Sage

  Clary Sage Essential Oil is one of those oils you never knew you would love so much…until you put it to use! Many people I know love to use this essential oil in their shampoo or conditioner to promote healthy-looking hair and scalp. And many of my Native American friends (in lieu of smudging) […]

Sleepy time soothing leg cream

Sleepy time soothing leg cream

Have you ever had one of those nights when you are ready to get some solid sleep, but your legs aren’t quite ready to quiet down, keeping the rest of you awake? Unfortunately this seems to happen to my husband all too often. So a few months ago I whipped up a blend of essential […]